Leadership Lessons from Microsoft's Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella is one of the greatest Business Leaders and Technology CEOs of all time and has transformed and grown Microsoft to unprecedented heights after his predecessors Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. He led Microsoft’s acquisitions of LinkedIn and GitHub and oversaw the expansion of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services, Windows 10 OS, HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality Headset, Surface Laptops and Tablets.

He really understands the importance of data, software, technology and innovation in today’s world and the value the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data are bringing to businesses and the need for businesses to digitalize in order to adapt and survive in the new economy we are entering.

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Satya Nadella brought a growth mindset to Microsoft and has tried to instill the importance of a growth mindset in himself, his executives and his employees at Microsoft. He wants more Learn-it-alls and less Know-it-alls so encourages lifelong learning and empathy.

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I think from reading, listening to podcasts and watching interviews of Satya, he also takes a more holistic approach to business and thinks not only about increasing revenues and satisfying shareholders or Wall Street but also about stakeholders and the broader impact Microsoft is having on its employees, the environment and the planet very carefully since Microsoft is very a large and influential corporation.

I think its highly worth following him, listening to his thoughts, recommendations and his predictions in the technology and business space since he has a lot of experience at the intersection of both. He also has a lot of thoughts on how technology, business, innovation and IT are intersecting and accelerating and what the world will look like post-covid as we move through the pandemic in a more hyperconnected and hyperdigitalized world.

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